Mental Health Evaluation 29 Mar 12

Attorneys will have 10 days to file written objections to the completed mental evaluation report of a rural Paynesville man indicted on first-degree murder charges for shooting and killing an Albertville man last fall in northern Kandiyohi County.

The West Central Tribune reports District Judge Donald Spilseth yesterday (Wednesday) ordered that after the court receives any objections — or the 10-day period expires — the court will proceed as appropriate in the case of 46-year-old Timothy John Huber.

Huber and his father, 81-year-old Delbert Edwin Huber both face murder charges for their roles in the Oct. 8 death of 43-year-old Timothy Richard Larson of Albertville.

The mental evaluation of the younger Huber was ordered Dec. 7 after his public defense attorneys filed a notice that their client was either mentally ill or under duress.

County Attorney Jenna Fischer says “We are going to ask the court to determine that the defendant is competent and that the criminal prosecution can resume.”

According to the criminal complaint, Delbert Huber allegedly shot Larson with a 303 British Enfield rifle during confrontation over the fact that Larson ordered the Hubers and their farm equipment off farm property owned by Larson’s father in rural Belgrade.